As readers of this blog know, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m an atheist but one of my current projects is to read the Bible cover to cover. It is an immensely enjoyable endeavor as many of the stories in this book Ã¢â‚¬â€œ perhaps anthology of books is more accurate Ã¢â‚¬â€œ have an extraordinary emotional power. The Bible contains much truly great literature. Since I am reading the King James Version, I am also reading a work of strikingly beautiful language.
However, I wonder if some of the language would render certain passages unspeakable in houses of worship. I am now reading First Samuel. First Samuel Chapter 25 verse 34 reads as follows: For in very deed, as the Lord God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thous hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
It is interesting that, in this verse, the Bible distinguishes men from women by the ability of the former to stand up while urinating and shoot their yellow liquid forward.
Could First Samuel 25:34 be spoken out loud in a house of worship? If it was, would the word Ã¢â‚¬Å“pissethÃ¢â‚¬Â have to be censored out? Readers?